Project Crescendo Pin Wheel Quilt
Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Level: Intermediate
Pinwheel quilts are the perfect example of a quilt pattern inspired by a real object. Whimsical and decorative, pinwheel quilts create gorgeous motifs that any quilter will love.
To create the pin wheel block cut the following sections:
Quilt Size: 52” x 60” • From the assorted prints cut 36 3 ¾” squares. • From the solid white fabrics cut 36 3 ¾” squares.
Using a pencil, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on each of the white 3 ¾” squares.
With right sides together, place one of the print squares under the white square.
Thread the Baby Lock Crescendo machine and attach the ¼” foot.
• Sew ¼” on each side of the drawn line. • Cut on the drawn line. You will now have two units. • Press each of the seams toward the darker print. • Create additional units. • Sew the two units together to make one pin wheel unit. Refer to the illustration below for sewing the sections together.
Once you have the first four pin wheel units sewn together, sew four pin wheel units together to make one 11 ½” square block.
Create nine pin wheel blocks total.
From the white fabric cut 2 17 ½” squares. Cut the squares diagonally twice to create 8 triangles.
• Cut 4 12” squares. • Cut 2 9 ½” squares. Cut each in half diagonally to create 4 corner triangles.
Lay the 9 pin wheel blocks along with the white blocks on a flat surface to audition the lay out (Refer to the picture on page 1).
Make placement adjustments at this time.
Sew the rows of blocks together.
Press the seams in the same direction.
Sew the rows together and press
To create the sashing on the top and bottom edge of the quilt, cut several strips from the coordinating inside sashing fabric 2 ½” wide by the width of the fabric.
If the strip is too short, piece the strips together.
Sew the sashing strip to the top and bottom edges.
From the coordinating fabrics cut 18 3 ¾” squares and 18 3 ¾” from the white fabric.
Follow steps 1-4 to sew the sections together.
Place sections on a flat surface. Sew 17 units together for the top and another 17 units for the bottom edge.
Sew the two units to the top and bottom edge of the inner sashing strip.
Cut several 2 ½” wide sashing strips from the coordinating fabric. Piece the strip together, as needed to fit the length of the sides, top, and bottom edges on the quilt.
Layer the backing, batting and the quilt top on a flat surface. Use adhesive spray to hold the layers together during quilting, or pin the layers together.
Set the machine up with the Digital Dual Feed foot.
Stitch-in-the-ditch along the diagonal seam lines. Continue on with the quilting by allowing the edge of the Digital Dual Feed foot to rest along the already stitched diagonal lines to create channels on the quilt. This will take some time so go slow and take breaks when needed.
Continue on with the quilting process until you have quilted the entire surface.
Trim the edges around the quilt so that the quilt is square.